So I made the decision to sell my little Ghillie Kettle. Don’t get me wrong, I loved it but after attempting to cook some bacon on it I discovered it wasn’t pratical to cook anything on, especially if theres more than one of you. Thats when I came across this neat little cooker on ebay and I instantly fell in love!
I managed to get it at a bargain price and after a little clean and maintenace it looked brand new. It has two hobs on the top, a grill and a little oven which is all run by gas, and the overall size of the cooker is tiny (I think they were originally made for boats and caravans!) I also brought a little table from Ikea for £5.00, covered the top of it with oilcloth and made a little patchwork curtain to hide the gas bottle underneath. It just so happened to be the perfect sized table to fit into my shed beside my vintage kitchen cabinet, and it was also the right height (and the price was great too!)
Once we moved it into the shed I just couldn’t wait to test it out, so we planned to have lunch up the allotment during the week and I wasn’t dissapointed at all… It worked like a dream! I cooked me and my Dad an omelette with cheese, bacon and some swiss chard freshly picked from plot 15C. There is nothing better then harvesting your homegrown crops and then cooking it up straight away, and the omelette was delicious too.
Now my shed is starting to look like a proper little kitchen and I just love how my little cooker looks sitting next to my 1950’s kitchen cabinet. I’ll be making a little shelf to sit above the cooker so my pots and pans can be stored there and the utensils can hang there too. My shed will end up looking like a little home, if only it was big enough for a bed! However, I did come across one big problem, I have no sink and therefore nowhere to wash my messy pans and plates. I have come up with a plan though and that is to create a little washing up area outside my shed consisting of a tall log with a galvanised tub sitting ontop so I can fill the tub with warm water from the kettle and wash my dirty dishes.
I do wonder what the neighbours will think when they see me cooking and washing up, or if I’ll be getting any orders for cups of tea!